Krailling/Germany, April 20, 2016 – EOS, global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in Additive Manufacturing (AM), is present at this year's Hanover Fair, which is opening its doors between 25 and 29 April 2016. Within the scope of the Solutions Area Lightweight Design in hall 6 – which is part of “Industrial Supply", the international leading trade fair for innovative supply and lightweight solutions, EOS together with five other companies* is presenting the topic of lightweight design on the innovative shared stand “Emotional Engineering in Lightweight Design".
On Stand D44 networking and innovation in lightweight design will be presented in all its facets and along the entire supply chain – from design thinking and industrial design, through design engineering and calculation, up to additively manufactured components and corresponding material tests. In this context, the focus is on design, emotions, cost-effectiveness, ecological and environmental aspects. There will be workshops for visitors to the trade fair on the stand and also daily keynote presentations given by top class speakers in the Material Forum.
At the booth, EOS will showcase a building FORMIGA P 110. The compact plastic AM system enables a reasonably priced and efficient introduction to the world of additive manufacturing. EOS is also showing examples of various lightweight design exhibits on the booth.
Manufacture any fine and complex lightweight design structures
The demand for lightweight design with all its advantages is now occupying many industries. This concerns aspects such as using ever scarcer and more expensive commodities more sparingly and also reaching industry-specific sustainability targets.
Maimilian Eils, Application Development Consultant at EOS emphasises: “Additive manufacturing from EOS enables the design and also quick, flexible and reasonably priced manufacturing of products directly from 3D CAD data. Thus among others any fine and simultaneously high strength lightweight design structures can be generated, which conventional production procedures fail at." And he adds: “In this way the technology offers innovative solutions for current and future challenges facing industry and gives developers maximum geometric freedom of design." In this context, superfluous material, which is unavoidable in conventional manufacturing, can be removed from many components as early as during the design engineering process. Then during production material is only being deposited where it is functionally necessary. As such, users gain leeway in construction and design.
*All exhibitors on the shared stand:
- BUSSE Design+Engineering GmbH (Industrial design)
- csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH (Design thinking/design engineering)
- hme Ulm GmbH (Simulation-supported product development)
- EOS GmbH (Component manufacturing using industrial 3D printing)
- Institut für Technik und Design GmbH (Scientific lightweight design consulting)
- Trinckle 3D GmbH (Product individualisation, semi-automated design and software for 3D printing)
EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.